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RATINGS: 2634   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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"I really wanted to do something special for our 1000th batch at the original brewpub. Goose Island could have thrown a party. But we did something better. We brewed a beer. A really big batch of stout-so big the malt was coming out of the top of the mash tun. After fermentation we brought in some bourbon barrels to age the stout. One hundred and fifty days later, Bourbon County Stout was born-A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with a thick foam the color of bourbon barrels. The nose is a mix of charred oak, vanilla,carmel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer. It overpowers anything in the room. People have even said that itís a great cigar beer, but I havenít yet tried a cigar that would stand up to it." Brewmaster Greg Hall;
IBUís 60-High Color - Midnight
Was 11% abv,
2007 and 2008 - 13% abv
2011 - 14.5% abv
2012 - 15% abv
2013 - 14.9% abv
2014 - 14.4% abv

Editorís Note: Baudoinia Fulton & Wood Series offering (And the Low Storage entry from FoBAB 2012) is simply Bourbon County Stout aged in the same barrels. It has been alted as it offers no different recipe or barrel type simply the presence of a distillers fungus on the barrels that adds no distinct characteristic to the beer from the fungus itself except for possible oxygen exposure changes. While Brewers Intent indicates that they consider it a new beer, no true distinction aside from this oxidation amount and possible aging time differences seperates the beers. Itís essentially a single barrel Bourbon County version something we have always treated as regular Bourbon County Stout in the past.


kdm1984's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kdm1984 (813) - Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours pitch black with small head that dies quickly; no lacing. Aroma is mega-super-duper - I could literally smell this about half a foot away after I poured it. Up close, itís vanilla, bourbon, the best dark chocolate aroma I have ever encountered, licorice, booze, and maybe even a bit of fruit. Taste: @*#&! This is ... WOW! *@&#! I do not even know how to describe right now. Let me try now that I have settled down. Bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, booze, more bourbon, more dark chocolate. Greatest mouthfeel ever - not thin at all, but not thick - just silky and enveloping. Flavor lingers for ... I feel like I am going to taste this another 20 years. Demands to be savored slowly, and good thing, because that ABV sure is high. &*@#! This is the most flavorful beer I have ever had, and everything works together so well. Founders Breakfast Stout was great, yeah, but this...this is just in another dimension.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ippopotamo36 (775) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 29, 2015
At the 8th tasting (round 2), held in Vranovo and Pozarevac. 2014 bottle courtesy of luttonm from Seattle-USA. Thank you, ciao. Pours a deep dark brown color, small ivory foam...really minimal. Nose: Ouh yeah! A blast of the roundest notes ever of vanilla, Bourbon, bouquet of roasted notes of coffee, fresh, just perfect. Stunning attack of wood and whiskey, close to perfection. Mouth: it feels like chewing some very tasty pralines, vanilla, chocolate, dry bitter end.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ciocanelu (139) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUL 24, 2015
Review of the 2014 vintage. You can tell from the pour that this is a very viscous beer. Just a small dark colored head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is big on bourbon without having any offensive alcohol burn. Taste is awesome: chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla and the specific coconut from the bourbon barrels. Long caramely aftertaste. Dense and silky body with very well hidden alcohol. I enjoyed it more than the 2013 vintage. This might be a "Top 10" beer for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (214) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Originally reviewed on 9/27/2011. 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. Pitch black with some transparency at the edges. No head, a slight wisp of lace, otherwise lifeless. Bourbon aroma like no other. A lot of booze, too. Bourbon taste up front, with a strong chocolate malt midrange flavor. Really exceptional taste. Not really complex, I suppose, but the stout flavor is there and the bourbon complements it really well. It finishes chocolatey and boozy as hell. Tastes every bit of 13% and possibly more. Tingly in the mouth, so much so that itís tough to tell the carbonation levels. Definitely a sipper. This is one of those beers where the taste is so good that it outweighs the flaws of the rest of the beer. Itís boozy and it looks the lower side of mediocre, but it tastes amazing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wsnich (10) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
What I consider to be the golden standard of bourbon stouts. My precious. My love.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Krej (163) - USA - JUL 17, 2015
Tastes a lot like chocolate and nice a nice crisp feeling to it. Very good. A little better than KBS

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (111) - - JUL 5, 2015
12 oz bottle - pours black as night with a slight head that is a desert tan color. The aroma is huge and intense - full of dark chocolate, espresso, black licorice, a hint of bourbon and burnt bread. A mouthful is thick and viscous. Flavor is intense with anise, bitter chocolate, aged bourbon, coffee, prune juice and a hint of boozy heat. Truly a treat.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andgun87 (3) - - JUN 29, 2015 does not count
Kolsvart färg, tunt skumlager, doft av soya, otroligt komplex smak men fantastiskt god ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mehinaman (8) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
Excellent bourbon stout. My only complaint is that it is almost just a little too boozy. It very much is like drinking a glass of bourbon. Canít wait to try on a cold winterís night

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Heavy bourbon and vanilla smell. Taste is a very boozy stout with bourbon, vanilla, and light chocolate. Thick but too boozy for my tastes.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Padron4KM (662) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2015
12 oz bottle, one of four from a $20 4 pack, hope itís worth the hype and $$ price tag.
Black, with ruby edges, nice thick tan head that recedes like a nitro stout head.
Big boozy bourbon aroma hits you first, but as it settles down, you get molasses, vanilla, oak, liquorice. Flavor is equally complex. Smooth, sweet, chocolaty entry, leads to molasses, vanilla, oak, tobacco, liquorice, bourbon, caramel, smoke. High ABV is well hidden, but it starts to lean a little too much to the sweet side before the glass is finished. But yeah, Iíd buy it again. Note to Greg Hall.There are several cigars that would stand up to and pair well with this beer. If you are going with cigars legal in the U.S, Padron Anniversario, Rocky Patel, Alec Bradley Black Market, Montecristo White label, Camacho, Fuente Sungrown, Ashton VSG. As far as the not legal in the U.S for now Cuban cigars, try Partagas serie D no 3, Bolivar Royal Corona. anything Montecristo.


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